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Letter to Rev. Dr. James Stonhouse 1766
the Revd Doctor Stonhoufe
in King Square
Annotated “X Post”, and cancelled on face and reverse with a straight line BATH mark with a manuscript 1 indicating a 1d. postal charge.
Thanks for your kind Vifits, Letters & inquiries in which my Wife & Daughters joyn with their & my best Compliments to your firefide. Dr. Pulteney’s Situation requires Some patience. I doubt not of his Succeeding greatly in due time. The chief Physician on the East Side of Blandford is near 80. & on the West only one Scotchman between 50 & 60 who cannot attend long within Dr Pulteney’s proper district without such great difference in pay as will make the neighbourhood very glad to employ a Gentleman of Solid Abilities at a cheaper rate. Sir Charles Sedley Spoke to me very handsomely of Dr. Pulteney. I have put his character in So just a light to a very respectable Lady, one of the Scotchman’s patients that as Her Ladyship lives near Blandford, I dare say on any future occasion, if the Scot is not in the way, when
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wanted, She will immediately apply for good afsistance nearer home. I defire my Compliments to Dr. Pulteney, when you write, hope your friend Mrs England is better, I wifh to come to see you at Briftol foon. I am, Dear Sir,
Bath March 8. 1766
which also makes reference to a connection between J Stonhouse and Hannah More.
This letter was then forwarded by Dr. Stonhouse to Dr. Pulteney on the same day, 1766.
Dr: Pulteney Physician
Annotated “By Cross Post”, and “a single Sheet”
And receiving a manuscript 3 charge mark.
Struck on the reverse with a large Bristol “B” encapsulating “RIS” and “TOL”
Also note letter in National Archives at:
Letter from J Stonhouse at Bristol to Dr. Pulteney at Blandford DD\X\TCR/2 1774
Thanking him for 'Miss Scotts Poem', ref. to Hannah More.